Possibly the most hilariously-quotable film in the history of comedy, Will Ferrell delivers a masterclass performance as San Diego news reporter Ron Burgundy – boosted by a mega-star cameo-loaded cast, A+-writing, & characterization. 9.3/10.
Plot Synopsis: In a past where news reporters were like celebrities, San Diego newscaster Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his supporting news cast are like gods living the good life. However, when upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) is invited to join the network in an effort to increase the male-dominated station’s diversity, their world is turned upside down. How will Burgundy react to his spotlight being stolen?
*Possible Spoilers Ahead*
Positives: CAREER performance by Will Ferrell as the unbelievably hilarious Ron Burgundy, masterclass comedic quotable lines, a once-in-a-lifetime legendary comedic cast with Steve Carrell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koecher, Kristina Applegate, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Seth Rogan, and Vince Vaughn, phenomenal acting by everyone in the film – no weak links, every single joke hits – not one left me dry, The day vs/ night newsteam rivalry hilarious, strong plotting and enjoyable story to follow (often a problem with comedies that overly focus on jokes and leave plots as an afterthought,
Negatives: Not crazy about Christina Applegate’s portrayal of Veronica Cornerstone, Jack Black kicking Baxter off a bridge a little cringy, slightly lackluster middle act, somewhat lazy ending
Official CLC Score: 9.3/10